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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father La Opulencia Robusto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kid Montana
90
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by our member brlesq (Bruce).  The cigar provided for this round is the My Father La Opulencia Robusto.

Combine My Father and Le Bijou and you've got Opulencia:

My Father Cigars have come a long way since their start in a tiny cigar factory in Miami's Little Havana nearly a decade and a half ago. Since then, they’ve grown into a go-to brand for cigar enthusiasts, regularly receiving outstanding reviews from critics and several top-25 honors. And we expect no less for the newest entry into this storied brand — My Father La Opulencia. A box-pressed vitola presented in six exquisite offerings, La Opulencia is here to redefine the premium cigar experience.

Featuring elements of the original My Father and Le Bijou, the La Opulencia utilizes an opulent Mexican Rosado Oscuro wrapper encasing flavorful Nicaraguan filler. This premium cigar has a smooth and creamy taste with leather and cocoa nuances. Each sample that went across our office burnt beautifully and smoothly down to the end.


Length:
5.25
Ring Gauge:
52
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Corojo
Criollo
Wrapper:
Mexico
Color:
Oscuro
Strength:
Medium-Full
Shape:
Robusto

This cigar was enjoyed with Cold Water

Pre-Light: 20 Points of 20 Possible

The My Father Opulencia has a dusty brown wrapper, fairly dark though not oscuro.  It feels light in the hand and after cutting featured an open draw.  Smelling the foot reminded me of an aging barn, the bundles of tobacco curing, a really nice aroma.  The tobacco in the foot is noticeably multi-colored, indicating significantly different tobaccos in the blend.

Light & Burn: 10 Points of 15 Possible

Large volumes of smoke after after burning to 1/4". Light grey ash, slightly flakey.  Wavey but generally even burn.  The first ash held on to 1.75", and subsequent ashes held on for about one inch.  The burn was very uneven in the middle third through the end of the smoke and required a correction to even back out.  Half way through, the cigar started heating up more than expected, likely due to the lighter fill.  It produced significant volumes of smoke throughout the entire smoke.


Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

Very light veins, uneven cap, light in the hand, not quite soft but far away from firm construction.  The wrapper is medium thickness, not at all thin or frail.  After ashing, the pattern in the cherry indicated a slightly uneven bunching, evidenced by a spot burn-through 1/2" below the burn line at 2" into the cigar.

Flavor: 35 Points of 35 Possible

Initial puffs are a hint of grass/hay, then moderate amounts of black pepper, cedar, consistent with other DPG smokes.  After burning a bit, it evens out, profile is deep, rich, strong flavors and aroma.  Creamy smooth base profile supporting strong complex of spice, wood and mocha on the retrohale, hints of vanilla bean.  In the last third the profile complexity drops and the pepper becomes more pronounced in the back of the mouth.  Even so, I enjoyed this full flavored smoke down to a one-inch nub.

Summary

The cigar is another excellent blend out of Don Pepin Garcia.  The construction and burn on this robusto was slightly off.  I think I prefer this cigar in a Toro, since they tend to be a faster burning smoke at just over an hour for this robusto.  The rich flavors and smoke volume make the My Father La Opulencia a true delight.



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